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    Solar Energy: Race in the sun

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A solar car designed and built by engineering students from Queen’s University finished second in the Sunrayce 99 competition in Orlando, Florida in June. The car competed against 28 other solar cars …

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    brainpower

    August 1, 1999 by Sharon VanderKaay

    The need to manage knowledge actively becomes more obvious when what you sell is knowledge. For a research lab, a consulting firm, a software vendor, not to manage knowledge would be like Wal-Mart not…

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    Protection money

    August 1, 1999 by Tonia Jurbin, P.Eng.

    Fire protection engineering is interdisciplinary in nature. An effective team requires electrical engineers for the increasingly complex alarm, detection and protection systems, mechanical engineers t…

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    Les leons de l’histoire

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Notre association fte son 75e anniversaire cette anne. En 75 ans, les ingnieurs-conseils canadiens se sont toujours distingus tant au pays qu’ l’tranger par la qualit et l’innovation de leurs r…

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    Fire Safety: Bell Canada fire brings communications chaos

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    “No-one here has experienced anything like it, and some people have been around for 30 years,” says Don Hogarth, the media relations manager at Bell Canada. He was commenting on the fire and subsequen…

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    Buiilding Controls: Open Systems and LonMark

    August 1, 1999 by Michael R. Tennefoss

    In the early days of building automation systems, before the advent of control networks, control systems consisted of masses of wires connected to relays, switches, potentiometers, and actuators. The …

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    Learning from history

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Our association is 75 years old this year, and over that period Canadian engineers and engineering companies have distinguished themselves both at home and abroad with the quality and innovativeness o…

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    Multilingual Y2K resource for consulting engineers

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Key elements of ACEC’s successful 1998 seminar series for consulting engineers on Y2K have been collected for production into downloadable formats. With financial assistance from Industry Canada, ACEC…

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    Letters

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Message obscuredI was very interested in the article “Accidents in Waiting” by B. Stimpson, P.Eng. (May 1999), particularly because I read the book Normal Accidents by Charles Perrow many years ago.On…

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    Canada Life Environmental Room

    August 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    Researchers are permanently stationed in the Environmental Room in the Canada Life building in Toronto to monitor how well the Breathing Wall System works. The wall, standing 2 metres high by 5 metres…

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    An evening of Canadian engineering excellence

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Join us in a gala celebration of Canada’s consulting engineering industry! October 20 marks the day for the 1999 edition of the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. The event will be held at Toront…

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    An IAQ Investigation

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    We first take detailed occupant surveys, says James Bakos, P.Eng. at Wardrop Engineering in Saskatoon. This stage is followed by a comprehensive site inspection of the entire building environment incl…

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    Awards: A potpourri of success

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The first National Award for Exceptional Engineering Achievement went to Simons International for the Ekati Diamond Mine project in the Northwest Territories. It is the first time the Canadian Council…

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    Nova Scotia Environmental Health Clinic

    August 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    A special clinic opened three years ago in Fall River, Nova Scotia dedicated to the research and treatment of environmental illnesses. Serving patients who are extremely sensitive to chemicals and ind…

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    INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Along with several industry and business organizations, ACEC is urging its members — and anyone whose interests are affected — to engage in discussions with all levels of government on the issue of …

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    Highway 407 privatized

    June 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Ontario government has sold Highway 407 to a private consortium that includes SNC-Lavalin as one of the three major owners. The government held a lengthy and complex bidding process to find a buye…

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    On with the show

    June 1, 1999 by Lionel Laroche, Ph.D., P.Eng

    Once upon a time, four journalists from different countries — the U.S., Germany, France, and Canada — were asked to write a story on the mating of elephants. The U.S. journalist wrote “How to Make a…

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    News – 01-JUN-99

    June 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    In the early 1980s I worked for a portly accountant on Toronto’s Bay Street who specialized in giving tax advice to mining executives. He’d always listen kindly but was amused when I ranted on about t…

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    Membrane technology

    June 1, 1999 by Roman Gluzman, P.Eng., Proctor & Redfern Ltd.

    Filtration by itself and in combination with other physical or chemical processes has been used in water treatment for years. In fact, water treatment started with filtration only, and then other proc…

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    LETTER

    June 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The article “Manners, Please” by Lionel Laroche (CCE March/April) is very interesting and entertaining. However, the author’s broad-brush approach could be misleading to readers. As an ethnic Chinese …

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    Un regard vers l’avenir pour matriser le changement

    June 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Tout en naviguant le Rpertoire 1999 des membres de l’AICC, j’ai t frapp par la grande varit de services professionels offerte par nos membres, des services allant bien au del de ceux propres au…

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    Calendar (June 01, 1999)

    June 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    JUNE 30 — Abstracts due for Ninth National Conference on Drinking Water to be held next May in Regina. Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), Suite 402, 45 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ont. K1N …

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    Versatility act

    June 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    When asked why he chose engineering as a profession, Tony Lassing, P.Eng. shrugs. “My uncle was an engineer,” he says, explaining that his uncles were his male role models because his father died when…

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    Mandatory mediation

    June 1, 1999 by Mr. David Bristow Q.C. and Cynthia Koller

    After years of sending contentious matters directly to the adversarial arena of the courtroom, many Canadian legislators are increasingly considering and instituting mandatory mediation. In Ontario, t…

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    Looking ahead and managing change

    June 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    While browsing through the 1999 ACEC Directory of Member Firms, I was impressed by the great variety of professional services offered by our members, services that extend well beyond those of traditio…

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    Fuel Cells

    June 1, 1999 by John Gibson, P.Eng.

    The fuel cell is an environmentalist’s dream. With changes going on in the power industry, these zero-emission engines might eventually heat and light your house.Political power grows out the barrel o…

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    Brownfields and health

    June 1, 1999 by Don Fugler, P. Eng. CMHC and Michael Rankin, M.Sc., Golder Assoc

    Housing is often built on soils which have residual contamination from previous uses. Certainly more and more Canadian cities are starting to use old downtown industrial sites, or “brownfields,” for n…

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    Review by Claude Milot

    June 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The CADD environment at SNC-Lavalin in Montreal consists of a network of several NT servers and over 350 NT workstations with a diversity of CADD products.Specific design softwares are used in differe…

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    The newest profession

    June 1, 1999 by Kevin Cheong, P.Eng.

    Two years ago the City of Vancouver’s Fire Department became so frustrated with the poor standard of work done by companies performing annual inspections on systems such as sprinklers and fire alarms,…

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    Re-using Aquifers

    June 1, 1999 by Richard S. Wootton, M.A.Sc., CH2M Gore & Storrie Limited

    Water is becoming an ever more precious resource, and we need to develop new systems that help us make the most of what we have. Storing treated water in aquifers and then recovering it during dry sea…